Carol Westcott Fine Art
 

"The process of painting continually changes; it can sometimes calm, sometimes excite and always challenges. My current work focuses on landscapes that bring attention to the natural environment we often take for granted and 'urban-scapes', locations that we may pass by in our day-to-day city life without a second glance. It could be the familiar or something that I have just seen for the first time that inspires a painting - an impression of the setting. As much as possible, I paint 'en plein air' finding it exhilarating and immediate. In each piece that I create, I hope to achieve a look that is painterly and fresh. A look that is simple, clean and bold" -- Carol

 

Carol's work reflects the diversity of her personal experiences; her lifelong interest in the out of doors is depicted in many of her paintings. Whether on the Bruce Trail in Ontario or along rugged European paths, the fragility of our environmental heritage captures her attention. Her paintings portray the landscape and architecture of the urban landscape around her downtown Toronto home, the small towns and rural settings she visits and the natural world surrounding trails she hikes on her travels.

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Awards:

  • 2015 People's Choice Award, Latcham Gallery Open Juried Exhibition, Stouffville
  • 2014 Best Acrylic Painting, Society of Canadian Artists Members' Juried Show, Toronto
  • 2013 Best in Show, Society of Canadian Artists 45th Open Juried Show, Montreal
  • 2012 Award of Merit, Society of Canadian Artists 44th Open Juried Show, Toronto
  • 2012 Art Purchase Award, The Artist Project, Toronto
  • 2011 Best Acrylic Painting, Society of Canadian Artists 43rd Open Juried Show, Toronto
  • 2011 Art Purchase Award, The Artist Project, Toronto
  • 2011 Award of Merit, Canadian Landscape Exhibition, Society of Canadian Artists, Calgary
  • 2010 Arts Faculty Bursary, Haliburton School of the Arts

Carol's work is in collections in Canada, the United States, England, Australia and New Zealand. Canadian collections include:

  • Cassels Brock LLP
  • Mill Street Florist, Manotick
  • Royal LePage Real Estate Services
  • Royal Custom Contracting
  • Steamwhistle Brewery
  • Canadian Society of Painters In Watercolour Diploma Collection at the Art Gallery of Peel
  • Government of Ontario Art Collection, Archives of Ontario